Published On: Wed, May 12th, 2021

Terry Crews details how porn addiction almost ended his marriage with wife Rebecca

Terry Crews and his wife Rebecca King Crews have been married for 30-years and counting. 

But their journey as a couple has been far from a smooth ride, in part, because of the Terry’s admitted addiction to pornography.

And now the celebrity couple are telling their tales of broken trust and hurt, which nearly ruined their marriage and family, and the long road to recovery in a joint audiobook, Stronger Together.

Opening up: Terry Crews, 52, and his wife Rebecca King Crews, 55, opened up about the for NFL player’s addiction to porn and how it almost ruined their marriage in a new audiobook, Stronger Together; they are pictured in January 2020

The former NFL player and television personality told People they got the idea to do the memoir, released on Thursday, while on a conference in Vietnam where he dived into themes of positivity and motivation. 

During a question-and answer, a woman asked how his marriage survived despite all the chaos?

Thinking the question should get an honest answer, the America’s Got Talent host handed the microphone over to his wife, who proceeded to get up on the stage and do what Terry called: ‘a slam dunk.’ 

‘People were going, “Oh my God, this is what we need.”‘ 

Terry went on to share that ‘one perspective is not enough on something like this; two perspectives, especially a husband and wife, gives a 3-D view and really opens this thing up really, really, wide.’

The idea: The America's Got Talent host told People they got the idea to do the memoir while on a conference in Vietnam where he dived into themes of positivity and motivation; a woman asked him how their marriage survived amid all the hurt and drama

The idea: The America’s Got Talent host told People they got the idea to do the memoir while on a conference in Vietnam where he dived into themes of positivity and motivation; a woman asked him how their marriage survived amid all the hurt and drama

Upon hearing this, Rebecca came up with the idea to do a book, but only when she was comfortable and ready.

‘I’m not one to talk about my struggles while I’m in them,’ Rebecca explained. I’m not going to Instagram you from the middle of my battle, but I will talk about it when I come to the other side.’

When they feel like it was the right time to collaborate on their story, they were inspired by wanting to give hope to couples going through similar situations

The Everybody Hates Chris star said it actions got so bad that his wife told him not to come home. 

Devastated by the consequences of his actions, Terry experienced what he called a watershed moment when a good friend gave him the best piece of advice in his life.

‘He said Terry, you need to get better for you.’

He added, ‘You know, you work hard to get money. You do these things to get sex. But to actually improve just for yourself – that was foreign thought. It was like, wait a minute, I actually need to be a better person for myself.’ 

Yes men: The Everyone Hates Chris actor confessed to being influenced by those around him, amid all of his success in business and his career: 'Success is the warmest place to hide'

Yes men: The Everyone Hates Chris actor confessed to being influenced by those around him, amid all of his success in business and his career: ‘Success is the warmest place to hide’

Making it hard to instill real change in his life, Terry confessed to being influenced by those around him, amid all of his success in business and his career.

‘Success is the warmest place to hide. I had so many people telling me I was great and it was no problem. And you know what? Hollywood didn’t care. It still doesn’t care if you lose your family; it happens everyday.’   

It turns out Terry’s addiction proceeded their marriage.

‘So fame just made it worse, said Rebecca. ‘And it’s really true that power and success amplifies what’s already going on inside you, and that is why I couldn’t help him. And I’m thankful and I am lucky that he made the choice to do that.’

The couple attribute Terry’s road to recovery to therapy and counseling, which he admitted was sort of a taboo growing up in Flint, Michigan. 

‘I was like, “This is crazy; this is not me… and all of a sudden I realized it is me,’ he said of his acceptance of his troubles that led him to therapy.  

After that he went on an apology tour, where he sat a number of people in his life down, including his kids. 

‘The reason why we wrote this book was the fact that I know I can’t be alone. I can’t be the only guy who went through this,’ he said.

The couple ended by explaining that the book may not be for everybody, but for some, it just may be the perfect story to hear. 

Inspiration: The couple, who have been married for 30-years, hope the audiobook can help other people and couples going through similar situations in their lives: they are seen in 2017

Inspiration: The couple, who have been married for 30-years, hope the audiobook can help other people and couples going through similar situations in their lives: they are seen in 2017

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